Former chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Association convicted

Prison sentence for illegally importing garlic into Tasmania

The Hobart Supreme Court has sentenced former chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Association, Letitia Ware, today after pleading guilty to importing more than 2,000 bulbils. Ware was given an 11-month sentence and a $2,000 fine, and will have to spend at least two months in prison over the offence.

Justice Gregory Geason said Ware ignored laws designed to protect Australian agriculture, and was amazed that she claimed organic status and flagrantly flouted the laws for a modest financial gain.

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